CRETE - A Year in Review

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  1. mr slowsky

    mr slowsky Light Load Member

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    What are the intervals of the truck turning on and off when using ICON? is it less abrupt then opti idle?
     
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  3. jdrentzjr

    jdrentzjr Road Train Member

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    There are no preset intervals for either system. It depends on what you set the thermostat at, and at what degree range you set it at. i.e. The system is set at 72 degress, once it reaches that point the engine will turn off. You set the degree range at 4,6, or 8. When the inside temp reaches the set difference the engine will turn back on to either warm or cool the cab back to 72 degrees.
     
  4. Drive-a-Mack

    Drive-a-Mack Light Load Member

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    ..the opti-idle wasn't the only reason for JChors leaving CRETE, he based it on other factors he wasn't comfortable with.. it was wise to leave now rather than stew about these later working where you're not happy..
     
  5. Longbow

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    The on guard system is a complete joke. If Crete were truly interested in safety they would rip it out of every truck they have that has it.
     
  6. evertruckerr

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    The hometime was "sucky" because the is what I needed to do to accomplish my goal of buying another home. That has now been completed and if it makes you feel any better I have just completed a 20 day stint of home time.

    Sure feels strange to crawl back behind the wheel after 3weeks out of the truck.
     
  7. evertruckerr

    evertruckerr Heavy Load Member

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    Well, I'm back on the road again.

    What I had initially planned on being a 10 day stay at the house turned into 20.

    We finally closed on a house in Phoenix and instead of moving in right away I decided it would be a good time to do a little remodeling while it was empty.

    In the end we actually had a choice of two homes. One was completely move-in ready and had the best of everything and the other was in a much nicer neighborhood (and worth much more once fixed up) but needed a remodel to update the interior and was $50,000 less. That little remodel turned into a full blown remodel and like any construction job there were a number of unexpected delays. Such as crack addicted texture guys, no show tile layers, incompetent A/C installers, etc.

    It became apparent early on that I was going to need more time at home so I called my FM and requested an extra week at home. That time was granted without question and as that time also came to a close I found myself needing a couple more days. Another call to my FM and I was given another extension with a "good luck" and a "just get that #### thing done will ya".

    I loved doing it, but I have to say, I'm not as young as I used to be and those continuous 16hrs days kicked by butt. If nothing else, it reminded me what it's like to actually work for a living. There isn't a muscle in my body that doesn't' ache. It sure feels good to get back in the truck so that I can get some rest again.

    A few pics of the process:

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    I didn't get every thing done that I wanted too, but I was able to make arrangements to have the final few detail taken care of while I'm out on the road. All it needs is some tile work, carpeting and kitchen cabinets. All of which should be completed by the end of the week.


    For now, it's back to the easy life of truck driving.
     
  8. mr slowsky

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    Congratulations on your new home!!! I'll bet your happy to be away from it now!
     
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  9. truckdriver402

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    VERY nice place, ET! I've missed seeing you around. I live vicariously thorough you!!! Congrats on your new home!!!
     
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  10. Elusive

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    The system works pretty good for me...... Although, I'm not a negative person that whines and complains about everything, so maybe that has something to do with it not bothering me...........
     
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  11. evertruckerr

    evertruckerr Heavy Load Member

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    Here's a mileage update from where I last left off:

    WEEK TWENTY FOUR
    Monday, June 15th through Sunday, June 21st
    Miles include deadhead

    Grand Rapids, MI to Atlanta, GA……………………………………........936mi
    Marietta, GA to Augusta, GA…………………………………………........177mi
    (177mi x .43 + $25 short haul pay = 57cpm)
    Beech Island, SC to Lakeland, FL…………………………………….......471mi
    Lake Wales, FL to New Kingstown, PA(first leg)……………………1050mi

    Total Paid Miles………………………………...........2634 Miles
    Actual Miles……………………2661 Miles

    2634 Miles x .43 = $1132.62 + $25 short haul = $1157.62



    WEEK TWENTY FIVE
    Monday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 28th
    Miles include deadhead

    New Kingstown, PA to Latham, NY(final leg)……………………………282mi
    Mechanicville, NY to Tunkhannock, PA…………………………………...252mi
    Lawrenceville, PA to Effingham, IL………………………………………....845mi
    Mattoon, IL to Obetz, OH……………………………………………….........362mi
    Columbus, OH to Baldwinsville, NY…………………………………….......477mi
    Baldwinsville, NY to Pendleton, KY(first leg)…………………………….662mi

    Total Paid Miles……………………………….2880 Miles
    Actual Miles………………….3003 Miles

    2880 Miles x .43 = $1238.40


    WEEK TWENTY SIX
    Monday, June 29th through Sunday, July 5th
    Miles include deadhead

    Pendleton, KY to Monroe, LA(final leg)…………………………………...751mi
    Monroe, LA to Douglas, GA…………………………………………….........600mi
    Homerville, GA to Greensboro, NC……………………………………….....507mi
    Browns Summit, NC to Tifton, GA……………………………………….....487mi
    Ochlocknee, GA to Zanesville, OH……………………………………….....922mi
    Zanesville, OH to Columbus, OH(first leg)………………………………...55mi

    Total Paid Miles……………………………….......3322 Miles
    Actual Miles……………………....3285 Miles

    3322 Miles x .43 = $1428.46


    WEEK TWENTY SEVEN
    Monday, July 6th through Sunday, July 12th
    Miles include deadhead

    Columbus, OH to La Grange, GA(final leg)………………………………...642mi
    Hampton, GA to London, KY……………………………………………..........419mi
    Chestnut Hill, TN to Springfield, MO……………………………………......830mi
    Sedalia, MO to Phoenix, AZ…………………………………………….........1426mi

    Total Paid Miles……………………………….......3317 Miles
    Actual Miles……………………....3401 Miles

    3317 Miles x .43 = $1426.31
     
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